ok so i really want to buy a epi elitist but as i live in Australia i would have to buy over the net and im a bit unsure about buying a $1000 dollar guitar on ebay.. SO i was wondering just how safe this would be and any other suggestions.?
If the seller has a high feedback rating (90%+) and has sold lots of things before (several hundred, say) then yeah, it's usually safe. Check out things like refund and insurance policies.
If the seller has good feedback and a lot of pictures for the guitar then you should be fine. As long as you're smart it's really hard to get ripped off on ebay.